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The Complete Guide To Personal And Home Safety : What You Need To Know - Robert Snow

The Complete Guide To Personal And Home Safety

What You Need To Know

Paperback Published: 1st October 2002
ISBN: 9780738207865
Number Of Pages: 280

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Now more than ever, Americans are aware of threats to their personal safety and are searching for ways to protect themselves and their loved ones. Newly updated since the events of September 11 with important information on mail contamination and travel security, The Complete Guide to Personal and Home Safety is the most comprehensive guide on personal and home security available. Captain Snow, a seasoned police officer, guides readers in developing their own safety plans--from how to choose a home alarm system to what to do in the case of a missing person. Covering everything from the most common crimes of larceny and traffic accidents to the unlikely but frightening possibilities of hostage situations and assault, The Complete Guide to Personal and Home Safety offers readers the knowledge and strategies they need to handle any situation that may arise.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prologuep. xiii
The Truth About the Policep. 1
The Scenariop. 1
The Truthp. 3
Mistakes and Distortionsp. 4
Successful Interactionp. 15
Best Advicep. 15
Assault and Murderp. 17
Who Commits Assault and Murder?p. 17
Motivation for Assault and Murderp. 18
Warning Signsp. 19
Weapons of Assault and Murderp. 25
Likelihood of Assault and Murderp. 26
Homicide Investigationp. 28
Best Advicep. 37
Rape, Child Molestation, and Other Sex Crimesp. 39
Motivation for Rapep. 39
FBI Study of Serial Rapistsp. 40
Reporting Rapep. 42
Resisting Rapep. 45
Rape Safety Tipsp. 46
After a Rapep. 54
Child Molestation--A Hidden National Problemp. 57
Molester-Victim Relationshipsp. 59
Methods Used by Child Molestersp. 60
Child Sexual Abuse Investigationp. 62
Child Molestation Preventionp. 64
Myths About Sex Crimesp. 68
Best Advicep. 69
Robberyp. 71
Types of Robberyp. 71
Motivations for Robberyp. 74
Methods Used by Robbersp. 76
Robbery Investigationp. 79
Likelihood of Robberyp. 84
Avoiding Robberyp. 84
Best Advicep. 87
Terrorism and Hostage Situationsp. 89
Terrorismp. 89
Bioterrorismp. 95
Hostage-Taking Incidentsp. 97
Types of Hostage Takersp. 98
Police Response to Hostage Incidentsp. 102
The Stockholm Syndromep. 107
Surviving a Hostage Situationp. 110
Avoiding Becoming a Hostagep. 114
Best Advicep. 116
Residence Burglaryp. 117
The Reality of Burglaryp. 117
Types of Burglarsp. 118
Signs Burglars Look Forp. 120
Discouraging Burglarsp. 122
Dangers of Burglaryp. 123
Burglary Investigationp. 124
Burglary Preventionp. 126
High-Risk Homesp. 131
Home Security Devices and Systemsp. 134
The Best Alarm Systemsp. 138
Drawbacks of Alarm Systemsp. 139
Before You Purchase an Alarm Systemp. 141
Best Advicep. 142
Larceny and Vehicle Theftp. 143
Larceny Statisticsp. 143
Motivations for Larcenyp. 144
Types of Larcenyp. 146
Larceny Investigationp. 150
Vehicle Theftp. 151
Motivations for Vehicle Theftp. 153
Methods Used by Car Thievesp. 153
Auto Theft Investigationp. 155
Larceny and Vehicle Theft Preventionp. 157
Best Advicep. 160
Frauds, Cons, and Scamsp. 161
The Conp. 161
Selecting Victimsp. 162
Common Scamsp. 163
Identity Theftp. 170
Fraud Investigationp. 172
Defenses Against Frauds, Cons, and Scamsp. 173
Best Advicep. 175
Substance Abusep. 177
America's Substance Abuse Problemp. 177
Substance Abuse and Crimep. 179
What Can Be Done?p. 182
Effective Programsp. 188
Drunk and Drugged Driversp. 191
Spotting Drunk and Drugged Driversp. 193
Evasive Actionsp. 197
Best Advicep. 198
Children in Trouble with the Lawp. 199
Kids in Troublep. 199
Types of Familiesp. 200
What to do When Children Get into Trouble with the Lawp. 204
Children Who Care for Themselvesp. 206
Gangsp. 207
Best Advicep. 209
Missing Personsp. 211
Waiting Periods and Prioritiesp. 211
Runaway Statisticsp. 214
A Success Storyp. 215
How the Police Find a Missing Personp. 216
Independent Actionsp. 219
Parental Kidnappingp. 221
Stranger Abductionp. 224
Best Advicep. 227
The Police and Motor Vehiclesp. 229
Traffic Ticketsp. 229
Being Stopped by the Policep. 231
Traffic Violator Cuesp. 234
Speeding and Radar Detectorsp. 235
Leeways and Allowancesp. 238
Motorists' Actionsp. 239
Traffic Accidentsp. 245
Best Advicep. 247
Being Arrestedp. 249
The Arrestp. 249
Best Responsep. 250
The Three "C's"p. 254
Getting Releasedp. 257
Getting Someone Releasedp. 259
Going to Courtp. 260
Complaints Against the Policep. 261
Best Advicep. 262
Citizen Involvement in Crime Preventionp. 263
Citizen Expectationsp. 263
Citizen Volunteersp. 265
Types of Volunteer Work in Law Enforcementp. 266
Crime Watch and Crime Stoppersp. 268
Guardian Angelsp. 272
Best Advicep. 272
A Final Thoughtp. 273
Epilogue: When Is It Safe?p. 275
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9780738207865
ISBN-10: 0738207861
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st October 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.93 x 14.07  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1